You may not realize you had a great ex until years after the relationship is over or after a few ones have gone bad. Relationships are not just for love they are for lessons too, so even if you fall short on some and don’t have success every time there will definitely be a lesson there for you to learn – and exes are our best teachers. Just because it doesn’t work out doesn’t mean that the relationship was a waste. There is always a purpose for someone to participate in our lives, but it’s our job to figure out what that purpose is. A failed relationship should not be a feared one. It should be used as an opportunity for growth and maturity and to appreciate everything it may have taught us.